The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has selected the Executive Director Lagos State Sports Commission Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh, as the Tournament Director for this year’s Nigeria Open.
The ITTF approved Seamaster Challenge holds at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, between August 9 and 13.Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the yearly championship, Mr. Wahid Enitan Oshodi, said that the ITTF settled for Tandoh after a lot of factors were considered.
“Lagos State holds a starring role as usual. The support of the state in terms of the infrastructure, transportation, hospitality and human resources they put at our disposal is massive. “Their staff who work on this project with the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) continues to acquire the knowledge that is so important for hosting top class events.
“Lagos has over the years continued to develop its capacity in this regard and it is well on its way to fulfilling the vision of the government to be a major player as one of the world’s top sports tourism destinations,”
“It is this that the ITTF has recognised and led to them appointing Dr. Kweku Tandoh as the Tournament Director for this event. He brings with him over 30 years experience in sports administration and this can only help enhance the tournament,” Oshodi said.